Accused serial robber behind bars, facing nearly 3 dozen charges

BALTIMORE - A man is behind bars and facing nearly three dozen charges after police say he was behind a spree of robberies in Anne Arundel County last year.

Anne Arundel County Police explained 35-year-old Edmond Riggs had a pattern that began the night of Nov. 10, 2013.

Riggs reportedly robbed a Pizza Boli's on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie that night.  An employee told police that a man walk in, pulled out a handgun, and and demanded money be put in a plastic shopping bag.

Police began connecting the dots, they said, when two similar robberies happened on that same fall night.

Just before 3:15 p.m., police were called to the Wings 'N Things in Glen Burnie after reports of an armed robbery.  Less than an hour later, officer got word of an attempted armed robbery at the Food Lion on Crain Highway, also in Glen Burnie.

Police said Riggs was not able to get his hands on any cash from the grocery store, but demanded money, yet again, be put in a plastic shopping back.

Riggs reportedly struck again five days later at  7 p.m. on Nov.15, 2013, police said. Once again, a robber matching Riggs description demanded money, this time from a BP gas station employee in Millersville. 

The day before the string of commercial robberies, police said he tried robbing a woman in Glen Burnie. The woman, who was leaving a rehabilitation center after visiting family, told police that the suspect tried grabbing her purse.  He was not able to get ahold of the bag and drove off in a car.

That same car was checked the next day by a patrol officer because they believed it to be suspicious. Police were able to link the car to Riggs who was then arrested and charged with robbing the woman.  Riggs remained in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center following the arrest.

It was not until police were able to finish putting together the pieces to the puzzle that they charged Riggs in connection to the other four robberies.

The 35-year-old's last known address is in the 3800 block of Holloway Drive in Upper Marlboro, according to police.

He is being held without bail.

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